Coronavirus Westbrook

  • Important Web Links

  • Town Hall Website
    Town of Westbrook
    Contact information for town department heads, Westbrook response to COVID-19, Westbrook Health Director information, and more.

    Westbrook School District
    Westbrook Schools
    Complete information for parents/guardians if you have a student attending within the district; High School-Middle School-Daisy Ingraham School.

    State of Connecticut Website
    CT COVID-19 Information
    Complete information from the State including Governor’s Executive Orders and more.

    Centers for Disease Control
    CDC Website
    Signs, Symptoms, and Safety Information for you and your family.

  • Town Updates/Reminders

  • - CLOSED: Westbrook Library, Senior Center, Park ’n Recreation Programs, and all town playgrounds. This includes tennis courts, basketball courts, pickle ball courts and the High/Middle School Track.

    - Library material on loan is automatically renewed till May 1. Residents can return material (drop off only) at the front door or rear blue book drop. For information on Library services go to Westbrook Library

    - YMCA closed till March 29th (or longer) For information go to Westbrook YMCA

    - Transfer Station is Open, following its normal schedule.

    - West Beach Parking Lot is closed until further notice.

    - Town Hall is closed to the public. If you need to conduct business with a town department, you need to contact them for an appointment. Do not come to the town to make an appointment. Department contact information is provided on the town website.

    - School Distant Learning has commenced. The School District is offering free lunches to their students (all grades) for pickup at Daisy Ingraham School from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm.

    - Reminder DO NOT throw antibacterial wipes down your toilet. They are not flushable and will cause septic dangerous and expensive repairs.

  • Memorandum from First Selectman Bishop March 23, 2020

  • MEMORANDUM

    DATE: March 23, 2020
    TO: All Town Hall Employees, Board and Commission Chairmen and Westbrook Residents

    FROM: Noel Bishop, First Selectman
    RE: Town Hall/Corona Virus Update

    I want to provide an update on items of importance to all of us. Last week, we closed the Town Hall and did a deep cleaning of our municipal facilities consistent with CDC guidelines to ensure the health of our municipal staff. During this time, all vital services to the public were continued. This morning, all Department Heads met and we reviewed how we will continue to perform core responsibilities without any interruption of services to Westbrook residents.

    I am enormously impressed with the commitment and teamwork that has been demonstrated by our employees doing everything we can, consistent with Governor Lamont’s various Executive Orders.

    To continue essential town services, the Town Hall is staffed with the following procedures. The doors of the building will be locked, and ALL members of the public will need to make an appointment with the appropriate department regarding their concerns. Whenever possible, specific issues should be discussed with the employee by telephone or email thereby minimizing social contact. If necessary, a time can be arranged with an employee to meet with you in person to assist with your issue.

    The Director of Health and I have participated in Governor Lamont’s almost daily press briefings. Additionally, as a member of the Executive Committee of the Council of Governments, I have received communication from the other 17 towns and the above protocol for Westbrook’s municipal offices is consistent with what many of my colleagues are doing in their respective municipalities. To date, four of the towns have already totally closed their offices. Also, the Superintendent of Schools and I have been in daily contact with messages that she is communicating to parents.

    My office has issued several communications that have been posted on our website; social media when appropriate and the Director of Health and I recorded a program last week at the Valley Shore Community Television studio that is also on our website reinforcing all of the CDC guidelines for how to mitigate this serious virus. There has been and will continue to be constant communication with frequent updates.

    I have been in contact with our local restaurants and, as per the Governor’s orders, only take-out service is available. I encourage you to give them and all of our Westbrook businesses your support. Additionally, in a conversation with Vin Capece, President and CEO, Middlesex Health, they are prepared to care for individuals but request that your primary care physician be your first point of contact if you are experiencing any symptoms of the Corona Virus. Please go directly to the Emergency Room if your symptoms appear to be acute.

    The Director of Health, in conjunction with Governor Lamont’s Executive Order 7B, recommends no in person Board/Commission meetings in Town Hall but rather Board members and the public must participate in meetings via teleconferencing or video call. The logistics of that are still being finalized. I would request that all of our Boards/Commissions, unless absolutely necessary, do not schedule any meetings until further notice; with the exception of the Board of Finance that will need to continue their budget deliberations but with restrictions.

    Finally, on a personal note, my wife, Kit, and I try to take a walk everyday and take a deep breath and reflect for a moment that during this time of crisis, we live in Westbrook; a community that cares very deeply about family, neighborhoods and friends. We are all in this together.

    The Governor’s central message is “stay home, stay safe”. Please see the town’s website at Westbrook Town Website

    As all of us know, the status of the virus and its impact on our communities might necessitate a change in the above procedures and protocols.

    Thank you